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No Needle Knitting

My arts & crafts blog – by Curtis Rogers

Organic cotton scarf

this is the first time I’ve made a scarf in linen stitch

  the above color is more accurate than some of the other photos
  
  

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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First time blocking

Here’s a shawl I made and decided to block it because of the border work :) turned out pretty nice! I did not use a pattern. It’s essentially a half granny square. Very easy to do if you can do single, double, and treble crochet. 

   
    
   

Hats for comparison…

So I decided to make a hat for a 10 year old using this adult small pattern but then decided it was too big so instead of using the 6-10 year old pattern which is one size smaller, I simply used a 5.0 mm hook instead of 5.5 mm hook and the same adult small pattern. So now I think this hat would be better suited to a young adult hat size.

Child’s donegal hat

Here is a child’s hat (6-12 months) I made with hand dyed Monte Donegal yarn made of alpaca and merino wool using this pattern.


  

Hat for me!

Finally took a break from making gift hats and made one for myself using Mochi Plus yarn and this pattern for size adult-medium. I also used my new larger size Clover pompon maker! It really makes the best ones :)


Mochi plus hat

This is a hat I made for a one-year-old using this pattern for 12-24 months in half double crochet. I used the entire skein of Mochi Plus Violets Rainbow yarn and turned out really great! Another gift finished :-)

And here’s a photo of Jin in his new little birthday hat!

  

Fossilized alligator dermal scute pendants and earrings 

I finally finished making these 15 necklaces and two pairs of earrings that were commissioned by my friend Caroline of fossilized dermal scutes (osteoderm fossils) from alligators (I think from the Pleistocene era) that she found at Edisto beach (technically, they’re fresh dermal scutes but being fossilized sounds better)…  I used a variety of beads and basic necklace cords and wrapped them​ with copper wire and silver wire. I might have to go down to the beach to find more to make and sell online!


  
  
  
  
  
  

 

 

Newborn hat in blue and green

Here’s a hat I made using a free newborn full length half double crochet pattern from http://oombawkadesigncrochet.com. It was very easy to create and I think will work great for a newborn!

  

Girl’s hat with two buttons

This is a girl’s hat for ages 1 to 2 years old with two small buttons. I adjusted this pattern by using a 5 mm hook instead of a 5.5 mm hook.

  

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